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    Default I need a little more info about repositores

    I now have a general understanding what repositores are... but i still have some questions.

    What exactly do those repositores contain?
    Are specific programs and softwares included on them? For example, is thunderbird, opera, or any other given program included in certain repositores?
    What is the difference between installing a program in a stand alone way or searching it via a repository?

    Thanks in advance...

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    Default Re: I need a little more info about repositores

    repos contain packaged software
    it is the better way to install apps

    by default you should have
    oss
    no-oss
    updates

    in your software repo's

    you will probably want packman and some other, but we don't know what you are running
    ie; suse 11? kde3/kde4? 32 or 64bit?
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    Default Re: I need a little more info about repositores

    Quote Originally Posted by dhound View Post
    I now have a general understanding what repositores are... but i still have some questions.

    What exactly do those repositores contain?
    I agree with caf4926, until you become more experienced, stick with OSS, NON-OSS, Update and Packman.

    A list of the "official repositories" are here.
    Package Repositories - openSUSE
    Note:
    * OSS - The main repository, open source software only.
    * NON-OSS - Non free (as in freedom) software, such as Flashplayer, Java, Opera, IPW-firmware, RealPlayer etc.
    * Update - Repository for official security and bugfix updates

    A list of 3rd party repositories are here:
    Additional YaST Package Repositories - openSUSE
    Note:
    * Packman: Packman offers various additional packages for openSUSE. It's the largest openSUSE external repository. To see more of what is on Packman go here: PackMan :: Startseite The advanced search function and the tabs work great on that page.

    For information on how to add the four repositories recommended to you, go here: Repositories - openSUSE-Community

    For general openSUSE concepts go here:
    Concepts - openSUSE

    Quote Originally Posted by dhound View Post
    Are specific programs and softwares included on them? For example, is thunderbird, opera, or any other given program included in certain repositores?
    Look at the URLs in the Links I gave you. The answers are all there.

    Quote Originally Posted by dhound View Post
    What is the difference between installing a program in a stand alone way or searching it via a repository?
    Installing via a repository has the SIGNIFICANT advantage of semi-automatically looking after the dependencies for you. Please read what the Concepts - openSUSE page has to say about dependencies.

    Good luck.

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    Default Re: I need a little more info about repositores

    I appreciate your help!
    I will take time to read those links you poated and come back if Ih ave additional questions!

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    Default Re: I need a little more info about repositores

    You don't need to know what is in the repositories; you simply need to know what sort of software you need and look for it in YaST.

    If it isn't there, Google for it and if it turns up in a repository that you haven't added to your list, YaST will normally add it when you download the program.

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